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The Lead Up to It

The Lead Up to It

Jamie Dempster,Youth Pastor at Katikati Community Baptist Church, reflects on the lead up to Easter Camp 2021.
The Me of Yesterday and Tomorrow

The Me of Yesterday and Tomorrow

Andrew Page was awarded Carey’s Brian Smith Award for Excellence in the Understanding and Practice of Mission in 2021. Here he reflects on 18-plus years of serving within global missions.
Where Did Those Years Go?

Where Did Those Years Go?

Richard Goodwin, who recently reunited with the rest of the class of 2002 shares his story of where God has led him since graduating from Carey.
Class of 2002

Class of 2002

After 19 years, the class of 2002 reunited for a weekend retreat at the Bowentown baches in March this year. Coming from all over New Zealand, they bonded over good food, beautiful scenery and shared their highs and lows since graduating.
Expect Great Things from God

Expect Great Things from God

Graduands Monique Lee and Sela Havili challenged their fellow classmates at Graduation 2021 in April. “We must see that he is the one who calls us, and he is the one who will tell us the next step. He is the one who has set out the work before us.”
Depression and Young People in our Local Churches

Depression and Young People in our Local Churches

Master of Applied Theology student Cianne Tait is planning out a research project that will explore the experience of depression and anxiety among young people. The goal of the research is to listen to the mental health stories of Christians between the ages of 18 and 30 who live with depression or anxiety and to reflect on these experiences.
The Church Scattered

The Church Scattered

How we do church has changed significantly since Mike Warring graduated from Carey’s Pastoral Leadership programme in 2006: "A lot of our focus has been on the gathered community and we now need to be resourcing and equipping to be the church scattered."

“At Carey we believe that the God of mission is at work in the world by the Spirit to renew people and places in Christ. Our calling is to equip Christian leaders with the convictions, competencies, and capacity to participate in that mission, bringing gospel renewal in churches and communities across Aotearoa and around the world.”

– John Tucker, Principal